Here’s my best screenshot from today’s episode:
Turned out nice, didn’t it?
I am so happy Bo escaped! Steve finding evidence that Bo is dead, just as Bo escapes, is so soapy and angsty, I love it. Stephen and John Aniston were absolutely great in their scenes today, when Steve told him Bo was dead. Stephen broke my heart describing what he found on the computer, and trying to offer Victor some comfort. These men have come a long way together.
I also was tearing up during Kayla’s emotional story from her childhood, when Caroline pulled her off the roof. And the flashback to the Kayla/Caroline scene after Stephanie’s birth was so perfect. I don’t know who is choosing the flashbacks they show these days, but they are doing a bang-up job.
I was a little disappointed from a soap fan perspective, that the drug worked so quickly. I was was sure there was going to be a health crisis, leading to scenes of Kayla bitterly blaming Victor for the drug, and then breaking down and admitting it was her decision. But I do love the fact that she is having visions of Bo, which of course no one will believe. (Denise, you called it!) Does the drug give people clairvoyant powers? I have to think that she is the one who will prevail on Steve to go back and find Bo. I bet she will say something that jibes with some of the evidence he found, and that will be enough to send him back there.
The JJ/Clyde scenes were good too, though JJ’s phone peeking out of his pocket makes me despair for supervillains everywhere. Rookie mistake, Clyde! My favorite part of those scenes was the exchange of looks at the end, as Clyde was being hauled away.
Run, run for your life, JJ!
Finally, there were some stylish director’s touches today. The scenes in the “lab,” whatever you want to call it, with the flashing strobe-type lighting, were really gritty and realistic. I liked this overhead shot of Steve after he found the video of Bo on the computer:
The only thing missing from today was a lighter storyline to balance out the doom and gloom. Like, maybe the Basic Black story? Eric and Nicole talking about the photographer’s job? Just a suggestion. 🙂